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Fall Fanfare (Cardinals)

A 5-color reduction linocut
12" x 6" print size
14" x 8" paper size
Hand printed on BFK Rives paper
Edition: 12
Sold unframed
Price includes shipping within the U.S.


The female cardinal perches 
on our porch railing—a perfect match 
for fall leaves outside our sliding door.

The maple blazes this October—
a panoply of red-orange-yellow,
brilliant backdrop for the bird.

She’s pale brown with burnt-
orange beak, crimson highlights
in her crest, wings, tail.

Subtle, unlike her mate, 
she holds her own before
the kindled tree.

Both cardinal and foliage flare—
an extravagant palette
in late autumn light.

Leslie Moore

Littoral Books, 2023